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    Five years ago, world leaders signed the Paris Climate Agreement to cut carbon emissions and stop global temperature rises.

    However, the last five years have been the warmest on record.

    The coronavirus pandemic is providing some hope of a green, climate-led recovery.

    In collaboration with the UN Environment Programme’s Champions of the Earth award, we look at how even the smallest actions can trigger global change.

    Presenter: Amanda Burrell

    Guests:

    Inger Andersen – Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

    Dr. Fabian Leendertz – UN Champions of the Earth award recipient

    Mindy Lubber – UN Champions of the Earth award recipient

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